Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tell Your Story....














Yay! This week the class for Tell Your Story began. It's been fun and thought provoking! I want to try and keep pace with the sessions. So far these are the pages that I've completed!
This kinda reminds me of a journal my English teacher had us do in high school. She would write a quote everyday and we had to journal how it made us feel or what we thought it meant. There was no art but that was a pretty cool idea. Hmmm...I wonder if I still have that journal somewhere?

See ya tomorrow!
xoxo
Alicia

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Business Cards!


I have new business cards! I ordered them from Moo. They're the mini cards, with my pictures. I thought it would be fun to use a baby picture on the back with my info. I can't wait to give these out and also ordering more!

See ya tomorrow!
xoxo
Alicia

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Something I Made and a Bargain....


I made this little book reusing magazine pages and card stock.


Where it was too dark I added card stock for writing space.


Each page has a pocket! I can't wait to use it.



Okay sorry for the pretty bad picture. But I had to share the bargain I found Sunday. If you get a chance you should head over to Michael's. I got 2 Canson sketch pads which were buy one get one, 3 Hello Kitty Activity books (for gifts, $1 each), 2 Hello Kitty letter sets ($1 each), the yarn was $.99 each! The yarn was a close out deal, I think I need to go get some more!

See ya tomorrow!
xoxo
Alicia

Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday Pretties...

Good Morning!!! I hope everyone had a great weekend! We had pretty nice weather this weekend and I was luck enough to enjoy some of it yesterday.
So here we go: What I'm loving....


I LOVE and adore this red booties! I think I need a pair right now! They're red, which is one of my favorite colors, A+!


Well, I'm not the biggest fan of the high top Converse but if I had them in all these colors, I definitely wouldn't mind. Especially the pastels!


I can't reduce this little face! Seeing little guys like this makes me want to go out and get a puppy :)


After plumerias, peonies are one of my favorites! I want a plant of my own! Ummm...I wonder if I have a green thumb?


I know, I already mentioned loving bicycles, but I really like this floral pattern. It makes the bicycle more unique.

So there you have it! I hope we all have a Great Week!
See ya tomorrow!
xoxo
Alicia


all images found via weheartit

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Getting to Know You....


To play..copy the questions..answer them..post them on your blog..then come back here and link on up!


The questions..

1. If you could star in any movie genre..what would it be..romance..horror..comedy..suspense or action?
Ummm...... Suspense, yeah that sounds good.

2. Do you recycle? YES!


3. Have you ever been to a strip club? Nope!


4. Do you have a nickname? Yeah... Ali & Alice

5. What's a name you can't stand to be called?
Gotta go with Ma'am, definitely one I can't stand


6. What are your Summer staples?
Shorts and tee-shirts usually. But I want to change it up this summer and wear more dresses. They're just so comfy! Why did it take me so long to figure this out?!


7. What was the last thing you bought for yourself?
A dress from the thrift store! Pretty new too from target all it needed was a button.


8. Are you happy with your boob size?
I gotta say yes. When I was younger I was self-conscious, but not anymore

I think it too late for me to go link up. The day was just too nice to stay inside and I slept in this morning!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!
See ya tomorrow!
xoxo
Alicia

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Travel Daydream Thursday...

















all images via weheartit


Ahhhh.....This is what I'm hoping for this summer. A getaway to the coast! In my imagination we're staying in a seaside cottage. It doesn't have to faraway either. It could be here in my state. Waking up in a sun-filled house, drinking coffee, watching the waves crash on the shore. Night walks along the beach, the star-filled sky, bonfires! There's so many possibilities.....

Where do you want to go?

xoxo
Alicia

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Finished!!!



So the Indie Biz course is over :( I miss it!
But this means that now I'm better prepared to handle my Indie Biz.

Other than that I'm spending the day researching future topics for the blog. Drinking lots of coffee and tea. And working on my art journal.

Here are some pretty cups I want!





See ya tomorrow!
xoxo
Alicia

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Art Journaling...

Hello!
These are art journal pages that I made for my sister. She and I have a journal that we send back and forth to each other. We share things that we love at the moment, inspire us or what we know the other likes.


We actually started this journal project in 2003. But after a few months my Sister got bored with it. So I held onto it.


I had been thinking about using it for my own personal art journal. But that didn't feel right. So I put it away and forgot about it.

When I pulled it out, it was fun rediscovering our entries.
These are all the more recent pages I've made.

See ya tomorrow!
xoxo
Alicia

Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday Pretties....

Ooops! This was supposed to be posted earlier but I had way too much fun last night with my friends! So much fun sitting by the bonfire, sharing beers and stories...
okay on to the things I'm loving


This armchair is gorgeous. I would love to have it in the corner of my bedroom, so it could my reading chair.


This is the work of Audrey Kawasaki. I LOVE her work! Her work feels dreamy. It would be great if she had prints for sale. Because I'd buy a ton!


Bat for Lashes! I love her style and her music! If you get a chance to check out her music, do it. My favorite song from her first album is "What's a Girl to do?"


I want this wand to blow bubbles with!


I LOVE vintage suitcases! I have a pretty cream colored one but a pink one like this would be great too!

all images found via weheartit

Well I hope everyone has a great week! See ya tomorrow!
bye
xoxo

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Getting To Know You....



Wanna play..copy the questions..answer them on your blog..come back here and link on up!

The questions..

1. Mens chests..hairy or hairless? Gotta go with hairless.
2. How often do you run red lights? Never, cause there's no car right now
3. If you could raid any celebrity's closet..who's would you raid? Christina Hendricks, not her Mad Men closet, her real closet.
4. Would you rather have more followers/friends on Facebook, Twitter, or your Blog? Blog!!! definitely
5. What makes you feel sexy? Ummm...Kissing
6. I get excited when...........? I get mail! Letters, packages, magazines!
7. Are you the "outdoorsy" type or more "indoorsy"? indoorsy! I like being outdoors too, but if it's super hot I get cranky.
8. Would you rather have your dream home or a million dollars? The money! Because my dream house might be a lot less than that, so the extra money could be for other things :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

How About You?

This is a survey posted over on smileandwave

1. When do you feel happiest? The morning. Because the day is fresh and brand new.

2. How do you take care of yourself? I try to do the things that make me happy. i.e. crafting, making things, exercise

3. Are you internally (by yourself) or externally (by others) motivated? A little bit of both. Mostly internally but when I'm around people how are motivated it pushes me too.

4. What do you do for fun? Spend time with friends. We watch movies, talk, share a few drinks. It always feels like a breath of fresh air!

5. What intimidates you? Not knowing what to do next

6. What is something you're proud of? That I finished my MA course, a few years ago and worked in that field for 4 years.

7. Finish this sentence. I never _____________. Go to bed early! It's terrible, but I'm a night owl.

8. Favorite vacation spot. Somewhere sunny but not too hot! :)

9. Today is a (rate from 1 - 10). 9! Pretty good day did some housework and it felt good to get it outta the way!

10. Finish this sentence. If you knew me really well you'd know _____________. I love Fall the best! I like dressing in layers :)


edit: Oops! I forgot to say HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYBODY! See ya Monday!
bye
xoxo

Thursday Five....



1. The Rain. It rained here on Monday and it was nice how it made the day slow down a little.

2. Cuddling with this guy:


3. Learning: This Indie Biz course I'm taking has been invaluable. It's made me feel stronger in my decision to pursue this dream of working independently for myself.

4. Glee is back! I can't help myself, I love this show!



5. Pilates working my butt off this week!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Find...

Have you seen this magazine around?



I found it by chance about a week ago, when I stopped at Rite-Aid for something to drink.
I was perusing the magazines like I always do and there it was. The cover and the name are
really what caught my attention. Once I flipped through the mag the images and articles were
too good to pass up. If you love flea market finds, advice and reuse ideas Don't pass this one up!

P.S. They have are great ideas on reusing readers digest books!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Art Journal~ Tell Your Story

YAY! I worked on my pages this weekend and I'm happy with my results! I wish there were more bonus pages to work on because now all I want to do is work on the art journal! Maybe I should do this in my personal journal just so I have an outlet in the meantime. Okay here are the my pages and one detail image.







Can you tell the detail image was an accident? LOL... Somehow I prompted the scanner to grab two images. hehe
bye
xoxo

Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday Pretties...

Good Morning! Here are the things I'm loving right now, especially since it's so gloomy outside.


I LOVE this little robot and his camera! I want this little guy :)


I want this bicycle! I love the color and the basket. This would be great to have around this summer. I'd look for any excuse to ride.


I love this room. The only change I'd make would be a bigger bed! LOVE!


I want a ton of mini gardens like this all over the place. I've been dreaming about this for the last two months. LOL... And I really like this container.



And lastly, I swoon over this cottage! Well cottages in general really but this one is pretty amazing. I love to fill it with cozy furniture, lots of floral patterns, vintage tea cups and vintage books.
Have a GREAT WEEK!
bye
xoxo


ps. oops I forgot to mention all the images were found via weheartit